Tag: Oahu Hikes

Na Ala Hele: Exceptional Hawaii hiking

The Na Ala Hele Trail & Access Program was begun by Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry & Wildlife in 1998. The program monitors and maintains a network of hiking trails, many of them ancient and predating Western contact in the Hawaiian Islands. We’ll list some of our favorites below. Concern […]

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Koko Crater Trail: Read This Before Your Hike

If you’re thinking about hiking Koko Crater Trail but aren’t sure if you should, keep reading. If you are already committed to hiking Koko Head, you should also keep reading. I recently hiked it again, and I’ve got everything you need to know in this post. Koke Head is a 1,208-foot-high volcanic tuff cone that […]

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Lanikai Pillbox Hike: Where to Park, When to Go, What to Expect

The Pillbox Trail in Lanikai (or Kaiwa Ridge Trail) is my absolute favorite hike on Oahu. Today, I’m going to tell you why you should consider taking on this trek and what you need to know before you go. The Pillbox Trail was one of the first trails I did when I moved here. When […]

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All-Day Oahu Hiking: Our Top 5 Long Trails

Oahu hiking is great for any level! We have lots of trails on the island, including multi-mile treks that will allow you to immerse yourself in Hawaii’s natural beauty.  Ready to discover these great hikes? Read on to learn all about them, along with some tips for making the most of adventure.  Are Long Hikes […]

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5 Reasons Waimea Valley on Oahu is Worth the Trip & Cost!

If you’re visiting Oahu and staying in Waikiki, you may wonder: what could possibly be worth driving 2 hours to Haleiwa on the North Shore?! The answer is plain and simple: Waimea Valley. Here you’ll find historical and archaeological sites, an expansive botanical garden, and cultural attractions that will transport you back to the time […]

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Oahu’s Kaena Point: The End of the Road in Hawaii

One small corner of Oahu is only accessible on foot: Kaena Point. Roads from both directions end at this westernmost edge of the island, making it impossible to drive completely around Oahu. This seclusion preserves one of the last intact dune ecosystems in the main Hawaiian islands. A Sacred Place for Hawaiians, a Sanctuary for […]

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Off The Beaten Path Hawaii Oahu Adventures

Have you considered going off the beaten path in Hawaii, especially Oahu? Read this first! Off The Beaten Path Hawaii Oahu: Is It Worth it?  There are many not-in-the-brochures attractions available to an intrepid Oahu visitor, remote locations that range from verdant, misted mountains to sun baked sea cliffs plunging into crystalline blue depths.  Such […]

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